#WritersResources: How to select your Book’s title

No matter what stage you are at in the writing/editing process, the subject of what to call your book will be on your mind at some point. If you’re one of those lucky people, safe in the knowledge you’ve already got a fabulous title in mind, the following is likely to be of limited interest. … Continue reading “#WritersResources: How to select your Book’s title”

#IWSG: What makes you sweat – Titles or Blurbs?

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. It’s an opportunity to talk about doubts and fears you have conquered. To discuss your struggles and triumphs and to offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. November 3 question – What’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or … Continue reading “#IWSG: What makes you sweat – Titles or Blurbs?”

#Secondthoughts: Covers – or what goes into making sure your Book doesn’t go under (cover)

Sorry – that was a truly awful pun. I promise to leave them to David in the future 🙂 We’ve all heard that saying “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression” and if it’s true that we make up our minds about the people we meet in under 60 seconds, … Continue reading “#Secondthoughts: Covers – or what goes into making sure your Book doesn’t go under (cover)”

#Readers Resources: Read Across the UK

I recently came across Read Across America Day and thought, wouldn’t it be a great idea to have the same over here in the United Kingdom? I did check – and we don’t. So, I thought I’d get the ball rolling by suggesting a few candidates for you to read on that day, whenever you … Continue reading “#Readers Resources: Read Across the UK”

#FlashFiction Prompt – Project Gutenberg

The idea that Project Gutenberg would provide us with a great and continually change source of prompts was David’s. I’ll admit I raised my eyebrows a bit, but they actually become a favourite with the both of us. We’ve since run these twice a year and, as a result, they’ve been a Fiction Can Be … Continue reading “#FlashFiction Prompt – Project Gutenberg”

#IWSG: Re-drafting – how long is long enough?

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. It’s an opportunity to talk about doubts and fears you have conquered. To discuss your struggles and triumphs and to offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. June 2 question – For how long do you shelve your first draft, before reading … Continue reading “#IWSG: Re-drafting – how long is long enough?”

#SecondThoughts: On Blurbs

My first thoughts on blurbs was that they were akin to the elevator pitch – something you quickly realise is necessary to put together so you don’t mumble indistinct rubbish when all manner of folk ask “so what’s it about then?” when you tell them you’re writing a book. My assumption was that, as time … Continue reading “#SecondThoughts: On Blurbs”

#FF Headlines: The Stories

This popped up in the Firefox feed of stories on offer when you open a new web page.  It’s something that’s been on mind for a while – “Return half the planet to nature.” “You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, … Continue reading “#FF Headlines: The Stories”

#FF Prompt – Project Gutenberg

I can’t remember now exactly what gave me the idea for plundering the titles of the recent additions to Project Gutenberg for prompt ideas, but I can remember that Debs took some persuading to add it to our list, and was reluctant right up to the point that it actually went live.  She soon came … Continue reading “#FF Prompt – Project Gutenberg”

#FF Prompt – Project Gutenberg

We’ve kept you waiting long enough for your favourite #FlashFiction prompt from Fiction Can Be Fun – yes, it’s time to pick a new release of an old (out of copyright) book at Project Gutenberg. To select your prompt, go to the Recent Books section of the Project Gutenberg website. Pick a book whose title … Continue reading “#FF Prompt – Project Gutenberg”